Kimberley Quest II, Taste of the Kimberley ex Cygnet Bay Return
- Monday, 9th October 2023
- Kimberley Quest II
3 Night Cruise sailing from Cygnet Bay roundtrip aboard Kimberley Quest II.
This 4 day cruise offers a taste of our renowned Quest itineraries and will see you visit some of the breathtaking scenery within the southern Kimberley. This 'Taste of the Kimberley' showcases a fully operational Australian South Sea Pearl farm at Cygnet Bay. Cruise through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and visit icons including the incredible Horizontal Waterfalls and Montgomery Reef, Australia's largest inshore reef. You will have the opportunity to view ancient indigenous rock art and to fish for the elusive barramundi in one of the many tidal creeks or inlets the Kimberley has to offer. Exploring this region aboard the well-appointed Kimberley Quest II, accompanied by our luxury fast boat Quest Express, will leave you with the taste for more!
Day 1: Broome - Cygnet Bay
A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Broome at approximately 9.00am.
Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.
Day 2: Talbot Bay, Kingfisher Islands, Sale River
This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Taking an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Followed by your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, Mackerel, Tuna and Queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands.
In the afternoon, we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. Along the way we will point out ancient rock art from the excursion vessel.
Day 3: Raft Point, Montgomery Reef, Strickland Bay
This morning we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top, we have an amazing view of the Kimberley Coast.
Mid-morning, we cruise towards the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds.
Later we explore Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sundeck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.
Day 4: Cygnet Bay - Broome
Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome.
|09/10/23||Cygnet Bay, WA Australia|
|09/10/23||Buccaneer archipelago, WA|
|10/10/23||Talbot Bay, Western Australia|
|10/10/23||Sale River, Western Australia|
|11/10/23||Raft Point, Western Australia|
|11/10/23||Montgomery Reef, W A|
|11/10/23||Strickland Bay, Western Australia|
|12/10/23||Cygnet Bay, WA Australia|